The Jury System And Employers
The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental right guaranteed to every citizen by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California. Our system of justice depends on the willingness of private citizens to serve on juries and to make important decisions in court cases. The Court also depends on you as an employer to treat your employees fairly and excuse them from their regular work day without penalty for jury service. Please note that jurors are selected randomly from the Registrar of Voters and Department of Motor Vehicles records and that the length of their service is limited.
Employers Are Important
The support of employers is a very critical component in guaranteeing the right to a jury trial in both civil and criminal cases. Please help serve the interest of justice in Orange County by supporting your employees throughout their jury service at the Orange County Superior Court.
Section 230 (a) of the California Labor Code states:
An employer may not discharge or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve as required by law on an inquest jury or trial jury, if the employee, prior to taking such time off, gives reasonable notice to the employer that he or she is required to serve.
For copies of a brochure addressing Employer's questions or concerns, please contact Robyn Samuelson, Jury Manager, at (657) 622-7176, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The brochure may also be downloaded in pdf format using Adobe Acrobat Reader.